The Detroit Lions had a 30-10 lead with the Green Bay Packers in the final seconds of Monday Night Football at Lambeau Field, and it appeared the game was over when Green Bay’s Brett Hundley threw an incomplete pass into the end zone.
But a referee threw a flag for pass interference on the Lions, giving the Packers an untimed down at the one-yard line. Again, we’re talking a 20-point game, and a flag was thrown with no time remaining on the clock.
Sure enough, the Packers would score a meaningless touchdown on this Jamaal Williams one-yard carry:
However, the “meaningless” touchdown was anything but meaningless to Vegas (and wasn’t meaningless to fantasy football matchups that involved Jamaal Williams or the Lions’ defense either).
The over/under for this game was anywhere from 42 points to 43.5 points depending on the book, and it obviously appeared the game would end with 40 total points. The untimed down touchdown and ensuing extra point turned that total to 47 points. Yikes.
And SportsCenter’s Scott Van Pelt (the “bad beat” king) quickly reminded us that the game was “OVER”:
— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) November 7, 2017